Profound® is a new minimally invasive radiofrequency treatment that one of the first ‘Real Results’ alternative to surgical Face-Lift and/or Neck-Lift. This bipolar micro-needling single treatment technology dramatically helps rejuvenate the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin through the direct stimulation of both collagen and elastin regrowth. These tissue changes results in skin tightening and lifting effects.
Profound® has received many accolades including being the top new aesthetics treatment in medical aesthetics in 2015. A Profound® treatment can be done alone on the face and/or neck or can be combined with a laser peel to rejuvenate the skin’s epithelial surface rand/or with a Broad Band Light treatment for age spot reduction. Profound® has also shown to significantly promise to improve acne scars & stretch marks. This in-office treatment is performed under local anesthesia and helps bring back some of that natural elasticity and volume of younger looking skin without the lengthy downtime or risks associate with surgical Face/Neck-Lifts.
What to Expect
A Profound® treatment begins with applying a numbing cream at home one hour prior coming into our office. Also, you will be given the option to take an oral narcotic analgesic and a mild oral sedative to help you relax a couple hours prior to the treatment.
Dr. Hetz then uses very tiny needles to inject Lidocaine anesthetic solution into the dermal and subcutaneous tissues to numb the deeper tissues within the treatment area. This infused solution also mechanically elevates the skin above the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels with the face and/or neck. the treatment area. You may be given medication to help you relax during the treatment.
During your one-hour treatment session, 8 to 10 micro-needles contained in the sterile treatment head are passed precisely into the deep skin layers. Every 1/2 to 1 centimeter, computer modulated bipolar energy is applied through these micro-needles for four seconds that heats up only the tissues at the tips of the needles to a temperature of 67 degree Celsius. This State-of-the-Art microtechnology provides unparalleled safety and precise tissue level targeting because the tissue temperature is being constantly monitored every millisecond and helps prevent under-treatment and over-treatment.
Immediately after your treatment, you may choose to have Dr. Hetz apply some of your own processed blood plasma, blood serum without red & white blood cells, that contain your own growth factors to aid in healing and to help feed your skin. A clear healing ointment called Aquaphor is then applied, something you will continue to apply every couple hours for the first 5 to 7 days to keep your skin moist.
Starting two days after your Profound® treatment, you will then apply Neocutis Biocreme twice a day for three months to further feed your treated skin to help your immune system to maximize the regrowth of elastin and collagen fibers. It’s the mechanical needling irritation & the heating up of tissues, when combined with proper post treat set skin care creams, that will result in significant skin tightening and skin lifting effects for up to 4 to 6 months. Equally important, is to start 4 weeks after your Profound® treatment 0.05% Tretinoin/Retinol nightly, after a skin toner to balance the skin’s ph, as a maintenance skin care cream regime. This Retinol cream is recommended to be used indefinitely to exfoliate dead surface skin cells to stimulate new cell growth and for constant daily stimulation of collagen production. Without these ongoing steps to retard your natural aging processes, you will not maintain your newly rejuvenated skin appearance for more than a couple years. Most people who achieve great results have no problem with helping their newly rejuvenated skin to stay more healthy and younger in appearance by using these couple creams daily and to religiously use an SPF 50 mineral sunblock to prevent excessive exposure to UV rays from prematurely aging their skin again.
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